A Brief Biography of Marie Laveau

3 min readAug 17, 2022

Marie Laveau, also known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, is one of the most well known and most renowned figures from the city. She was born a free woman of mixed color, in the late 1700s, and raised a devout Catholic. Much has been written on the life of Marie Laveau, although the challenge over the years has been separating the facts from the fiction.

The Life of Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, is said to have been born in 1794. She was the illegitimate daughter of Charles Laveau, a white planter…


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